R. K. Narayan | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Perry D. Westbrook

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of R. K. Narayan.
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Critical Essay by Perry D. Westbrook

SOURCE: "The Short Stories of R. K. Narayan," in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, No. 5, July, 1968, pp. 41-51.

In this seminal essay, Westbrook focuses on the human quality of the short stories in Narayan 's first two published collections.

The first of R. K. Narayan's three volumes of short stories, An Astrologer's Day and Other Stories (1947), contains thirty pieces, all of which had previously appeared in the Madras Hindu. Thus they had been written for, and presumably read and enjoyed by, the readership of one of India's greatest English-language newspapers. Though this readership would include most of the British, Anglo-Indians, and Americans living in South India, it would be made up overwhelmingly of true Indians. It is an important point. Narayan is an Indian writing for Indians who happen...

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